A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles.
A shipment board for customers that may or may not exist anymore. Let’s assume any of the products made here are probably on backorder.
The Osborn Block is the prettiest building you’ve never seen in the Twin Ports.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.
One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building.
Gulls check in on me while I climb around the roof of one of the train shds of SWP #4. FP-100C.